There are no lobster shacks in Southport, Connecticut. But considering that the tiny hamlet is so close to Manhattan, it’s about as New England as you can get just 70 minutes from Grand Central. Set on a small inlet on Long Island Sound, the village is full of good restaurants, small but lovely beaches and […]


Dozens of famous authors, including Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and David Simon, have lived in and drawn inspiration from Baltimore, making it a wonderful place for a literary escape and a fitting host for the Annual Baltimore Book Festival in September. In advance of the event, which is scheduled for September 22-24, squeeze in […]

On Earth Day, after a two year pilot program, New York tourism and government agencies unveiled a new “Green Heart” initiative meant to highlight the state’s eco-certified hotels, restaurants and attractions, as well as motivate residents and visitors to, well, get off Manhattan. A new tourism website—complete with Milton Glaser’s famous red heart turned green—highlights […]

antique event baltimore

What: Flea Market Finds in Historic Fells Point Where: 812 S. Ann St., Baltimore, MD When: Every second Sunday of the month, April-October 10 Why: If you didn’t get your fill of vintage and repurposed at Baltimore’s six best second-hand shops, check out the final antique flea of the year, Second Sunday Antique Markets, in […]


It is the height of crab season in Baltimore, which means it’s the very best time to try the city’s most famous culinary creation, the crab cake. But since just about every place in town serves them, we’ve rounded up the six best places to try the city’s trademark dish. 1. Faidley Seafood: This Lexington […]

What: Yellow Bricks and Emerald Cities When: Now through December 2009 Where: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, Baltimore Why: If you’re in town for a Yankees vs. Orioles game or some blue crab, add this to your activity list. 2009 marks the 70th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz, and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is […]

What: Fort McHenry’s 70th Anniversary as a Historic Shrine Where: Baltimore, Maryland When: Tuesday, August 11; Summer Saturdays & Sundays Why: While Fort McHenry was built in 1803, and shelled by the British in 1814, it wasn’t until 1939 that it was granted special status by the US National Park Service. Now the country’s only […]

Second hand shops in Baltimore

Big buzzwords at this year’s mega outdoor art festival Artscape were re-purposed and recycled—which fit nicely with Baltimore’s ongoing urban renewal. While farming vacant lots and joining bike shop co-ops are perhaps better suited to residents, visitors can embrace re-use at the city’s many second-hand shops. Here are six of the best: Newbury & Smith: […]

What: Baseball—Yankees or Mets—away from New York Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore; Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia When: August 31, September 1, 2 for the Yankees playing the Baltimore Orioles; September 11, 12, 13 for the Mets playing the Philadelphia Phillies Why: Okay Yankees and Mets fans, we know you’re tired of […]